DPC is going to Lucknow to explore the food and heritage
We are happy to announce our next DPC Photo Trip
Lucknow, for a 2 day- 3 nights trip. We are going by train(3 tier).
Keeping in mind our love for foodand photography, this trip will be a mix of Mughalai and Awadhi cuisine and Mughal architecture
Avadh is claimed to be among the most ancient of Hindu states. According to popular legend, Ramchandra of Ayodhya, the hero of the Ramayana, gifted the territory of Lucknow to his devoted brother Lakshman after he had conquered Sri Lanka and completed his term of exile in the jungle. Therefore, people say that the original name of Lucknow was Lakshmanpur, popularly known as Lakhanpur or Lachmanpur.
The city of Ayodhya itself, forty miles away from Lakshmanpur, was reported to be full of great riches: “Its streets, well arranged, were refreshed with ceaseless streams of water ~ its walls, variously ornamented, resembled the checkered surface of a chess-board. It was filled with merchants, dramatists, elephants, horses and chariots. The cloud of fragrant incense darkened the sun at noonday: but the glowing radiance of the resplendent diamonds and jewels that adorned the persons of the ladies relieved the gloom!..” (Ramayana).
The ancient metropolis of Ayodhya was situated on the banks of the Ghagra, a river as wide as the Ganges at Chunar and its extensive ruins can still be seen. There is no record of when and how Ayodhya came to be deserted or allowed to decay : the legend is that Rama ascended to heaven, carrying with him all the population of the place. So large had the city been that Lakshmanpur was described as its suburb!
We are going by train.
16th Sep (Friday)
Start from Delhi in a train at 11.00 pm on Friday.
17th Sep (Sat)
Reach Lucknow at 8.30 am
Visiting Imambara & la Martenier
18th Sep (Sunday)
Photographing Local and Old city of Nababs
Start from Lucknow at 11 pm
19th Sep (Monday)
Reach delhi at 8.00 am
For members: 5400
Fee includes, boarding, lodging, group transfers.
Registration Amount is non-transferable and non refundable if the participant cancels trip.
To register www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register